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Want to Play?

By Paula Yoo
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Hardcover: $14.95

Paperback: $7.95

Six Pack: $47.70

It’s a warm, sunny day, and the gang heads to the neighborhood playground to play. What should they play? Henry wants to play basketball, and Padma wants to play Follow the Leader. Finally Pablo comes up with a great idea: to play pretend. It’s a game that everyone can do easily. They can pretend to be archaeologists, astronauts, and explorers. There’s no limit to what they imagine they can be!

Check out this interview with Paula Yoo and Shirley Ng-Benitez on the CONFETTI KIDS series: "Emergent Readers Dive Into Books With A Character-Cast Reflecting Cultural Diversity."

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About the Creators

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is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She is a television writer and freelance violinist living in Los Angeles. Her TV credits include The West Wing and Eureka.

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is a children’s book illustrator who creates with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and digital techniques. She also loves to create 3-D creatures from clay and fabric. She lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, their two daughters, and their pup.

About This Title

ISBN

Hardcover: 9781620142509

Paperback: 9781620142592

Six Pack: 9781620143049

Awards

Junior Library Guild Selection

Choices
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Guided Reading:

I

Lexile:

230L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 1 - 2

Themes

Childhood Experiences and Memories, Cultural Diversity, Friendship, Games/Toys, Multiethnic interest, Realistic Fiction, Collaboration, Imagination, Neighbors

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